Ian Casas, Band Pro’s Key Grip

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Ian S. Casas has joined Band Pro Film & Digital in Burbank as Product Manager in charge of sales and support for the Cinetech Italiana Dolly line and related grip products. Ian is an accomplished Hollywood Dolly Grip and Key Grip with numerous… read more…

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ZEISS lens kit for iPhone

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Now at the Apple Store: a wide-angle accessory lens kit by ZEISS and ExoLens. This is the first in an add-on lens set. The ExoLens with ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens is available exclusively from Apple ($199.95). ZEISS and ExoLens are also planning… read more…

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FDTimes in Translation, updated

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Thursday, June 9. Ten luminaries of the Japanese cinema industry gathered high above the humid haze of Tokyo—in the New York Bar of the Park Hyatt Hotel. What better place than the bar location made famous by Lost in Translation. The conversation was unmistakably more animated than… read more…

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Sigma and the Last Samurai

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Sigma lenses are manufactured in Aizu, Japan. Almost every component, from tiny screws to large diameter front elements are made in-house. Aizu is 300 km north of Tokyo: two hours by high speed Shinkansen and then a scenic hour on a local railway. The… read more…

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Cine Gear 2016 Highlights

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Here’s the first batch of Cine Gear 2016 photos. More to follow, along with text. read more…

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Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera

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Thank you JetBlue for WiFi while flying from NY to LA today. The emails, news, specs and photos were flying in from Panavision during the trip. Introducing at Cine Gear Expo: the new Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera. The camera is a… read more…

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FDTimes at Cine Gear Booth 53A

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Film and Digital Times returns to Cine Gear Expo 2016. We’ll be in our usual location: Booth 53A in the New York Streets (between Preston Cinema and Bright Tangerine). Pick up a free copy of Issue 75. Café Society is on the Cover. It will be screened on Friday evening in the Paramount Theater at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with Vittorio Storaro and Jon Fauer. read more…

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Angénieux 2016 Excellens at Cannes

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For the fourth year in a row, Angenieux honored a Cinematographer at the Cannes Film Festival.

Peter Suschitzky, ASC received the Pierre Angénieux 2016 Excellens in Cinematography Award   on May 20th 2016 at the Bunuel Theater in the Cannes Palais des Festivals. Cannes officially aligns itself with stars and auteurs. Angenieux honors the Cinematography. Precious recipients of the lifetime achievement award named after company founder Pierre Angenieux have been Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC in 2013; Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC in 2014 and Roger A. Deakins, ASC, BSC in 2015. read more…

Vantage One 120mm T1 at Keslow

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Keslow Camera has received the new 120mm Vantage One T1 spherical prime lens.  So has Camtec. This is the ninth focal length in the Vantage One wide aperture set, available for rental. The Vantage One set now consists of: 17.5, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90 and 120 mm, all T1, and all close-focusing. read more…

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Ronford-Baker at Cine Gear

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Ronford-Baker will be exhibiting in their own booth (60C) this year at Cine Gear Expo. Among the products from this venerable British company will be: Atlas 7 Fluid Head, Atlas 40, Fluid Head, Modular Bazooka Base System, Slider and Motorized Slider. read more…

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The Projectionists of Cannes

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Films at the Cannes Film Festival are assured some of the projection in the world. You may not like the films, but you will love the way they are presented. Although one of the leading contenders for the Palme D’Or runs “a… read more…

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Cannes 2016 Poster & WDIT

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The official 2016 Cannes Film Festival poster shows the Casa Malaparte location in Capri from Godard’s film about filmmaking: “Contempt (“le Mépris”). Also at Cannes: Pierre Andurand, President of Angenieux announced that the company was supporting “We Do It Together,” a nonprofit film production company created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women. read more…

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Interview with Peter Suschitzky, ASC

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Peter Suschitzky, ASC will be honored at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20 with the Pierre Angénieux “Excellens” in Cinematography Award. Peter has been  the cinematographer on more than 40 films, including most of David Cronenberg’s films. We spoke a few days ago: read more…

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Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC, on his First Digital Feature—THE NICE GUYS—opening at Cannes

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“THE NICE GUYS” opens in Cannes on May 15 and in the US on May 20. It was the first digital feature for cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, ASC, ASC. Rousselot was previously in Cannes in 2013, receiving the first Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens Award for Cinematography. Here is an interview conducted a few days ago about “The Nice Guys,” cinematography, digital, lenses and life. read more…

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Metal Jacket and PL Mount for Leica SL

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Dante Cecchin’s Lockcircle Company sits above the shores of Lake Como, steps from the world-famous Hotel Villa D’Este and 10 minutes via Riva Aquarama speedboat from George Clooney’s lakeside estate. Dante is a Director, Cinematographer, Photographer and Master Craftsman/Designer. When he sees the need for products that do not exist, he builds them–beautifully. His latest creation will premiere at Cine Gear in LA. It’s the Metal Jacket Cinematic Production Cage for Leica SL (Typ 601). read more…

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Servicevision 0.81x Wide Angle Adapter

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Want to go wider with your Leica Summilux-C, Summicron-C, or other 95mm front diameter wide prime lens? Servicevision, who also make Scorpiolens Anamorphics, introduced an 0.81x Wide Angle Adapter at NAB. With this adapter, a 16mm Summilux-C is approximately equivalent to a 12mm. read more…

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NAB Photo Gallery by George Leon

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From 3,500 photos — 30 GB of data– here are the highlights of George Leon’s NAB 2016 coverage for FDTimes. read more…

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Lighting with Pigeons

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LED Lighting goes airborne, attached to the legs of pigeons. Forget about drones or lighting balloons. Artist Duke Riley trained 2,000 pigeons to fly above the Brooklyn Navy Yard with little LED lights attached to their ankles. These miniature gaffers will perform every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through June 12 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Navy Street and Sands Street — at sunset (between 7 – 7:30 p.m and only in good weather.) read more…

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Dolly Specialist Position at Band Pro

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Band Pro Film and Digital, Inc. in Burbank is interested in hiring a Product Specialist for Cinetech Dollies. This position  would be involve developing relationships with new and existing customers, establishing accounts in the Americas, promoting and selling  Cinetech Dollies, as well as providing technical support and service as… read more…

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Angenieux Excellens Award to Peter Suschitzky

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Angénieux will honor cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, ASC at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20.  He will receive the Pierre Angénieux “Excellens” in Cinematography Award. Peter Suschitzky was born in London in 1941. He is the son of  renowned cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, who is now 103 years old. Peter worked on his first film in 1964 when he was 23 years old. His son, Adam Suschitzky, BSC is also a cinematographer. It appears to be a family business. read more…